LGBT Rights Icon Madonna Prepares To Sing Classic Hits On Rebel Heart Tour

Madonna celebrated the Supreme Court ruling for gay marriage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram last week. Her fans appreciated that she had been a long supporter of gay rights even before it was fashionable. Several took to her Facebook account to thank her her years of dedication to the LGBT community.

“It’s nice to see all the thanks and praise for Madonna, she truly deserves it. When we weren’t strong enough on our own or when we constantly got shot down, who was there making bold moves and statements for us? Madonna!” wrote Facebook commenter Bruce M. Wayne.

“I think without Madonna this wouldn’t have happened for another 25 years or more. Thank you Madonna!! See you soon!!!” wrote commenter Philip Pace.

Madonna hasn’t responded to all the love directly, but she has followed up with hints that she will answer fans wishes by playing some of her biggest hits on her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour.

“I made it through the wilderness…somehow I made it through! #rebelhearttour,” she wrote in one post about the song “Like a Virgin.”

“Wanna get to know you in a special way….this doesn’t happen to me every day! #rebelhearttour,” Madonna wrote in another, referring to her 1985 hit “Into the Groove.”

“I want to be where the sun warms the sky…..when its [sic] time for siesta you can watch them go by,” she wrote, referring to the lyrics from her 1987 hit “La Isla Bonita.”

Other songs Madonna referenced on Instagram include “Justify My Love,” “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” and “Deeper and Deeper.” It looks like this time, Madonna is giving fans what they want: her hits. Although she did play some hits on her MDNA Tour a couple years back, they were far and few between.

Madonna shocked fans a couple weeks back by playing Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” on the electric guitar and doing a pretty good job of it. It is believed that Madonna is going to play a mashup of “Justify My Love” and “Whole Lotta Love” on her Rebel Heart Tour. It isn’t a coincidence that Slate wrote an article about the mashup earlier that week.

“The folks at Wax Audio grafted Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ onto Madge’s controversial, spoken-word classic, and the result is a surprisingly good and extremely sensual piece of music.”

Perhaps Madonna will play the mashup as part of a performance on the upcoming 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. She starts her Rebel Heart Tour in Montreal on September 9. What classics do you want Madonna to bring back to the stage? Let us know in the comments section.

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